In the Alegria you will have the experience of staying in a 40 meters long cargo vessel, that has been used for long time as repair workshop. The captain's house has been now renovated and adapted as Bed and Breakfast for guests visiting the city!
By staying at Alegria you will have all comfort of a freshly renovated house while experience the old time glory of a cargo. The houseboat is located in the calm of a Ghent neighborhood just few minute away from all the main touristic attractions.
At Alegria, we offer a water-bike and a canoe that our guests can use for free and a little boat for rent. These are both nice ways to explore the surroundings during the sunny days!
The Captain's area has been refurnished to accommodate a maximum 3 guests.
During your stay, you can enjoy the relax of common area furnished with a sofa and a old style table. After a long day of city exploration, you can also decide to cook something on your own in the kitchenette or to take a rest in one of the two separate sleeping rooms.
For guests that would like to travel in couple there will be a first double bedroom available. In case of families, or friends, we also offer an extra single bedroom for your stay.
If you want to feel the feeling of being a captain for one day, you can sit in the steering cabin to enjoy the view!
Please remember that there is no electricity from the shore, so you have to start the generator a little in advance to have hot water. Preferably not in the middle of the night, to not disturb the neighbors rest! The rest can be done from the batteries.
...this is an old style houseboat, passed through many adventures!
How to get there
The houseboat is located in a calm neighborhood close to the city center.
If you are coming by car there are parking spots available just in front of the houseboat'entrance. Parking ticket is 3 euro per day.
If you are coming by train, or if you will go around the city by public transport, at just two minutes walking from the houseboat you will find a bus stop with different options available to reach downtown.< center is only a canal away!
About the area
Alegria houseboat is located in a peaceful neighborhood of the city of Ghent.
If you don't fell like going to the main attractions of downtown, you can decide to explore the area by water. To our guests we offer the possibility of free water bikes and canoe, as well as a small boat for rent.
In the proximity of Alegria there is also a supermarket just at a walking distance where you can buy your grocery for a snack or meal at home.
There are also bars and restaurants if you want to look for an alternative to the usual city center places.
We are a semi retired skippers couple, with our boats moared off in Ghent.